Québec, Drummondville : pétition internationale en soutien à un potager illégal

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ILLEGAL.JPGPETITION: Stop the War on Front Yard Vegetable Gardens - Arrêtez la Guerre contre les Potagers sur les Cours Avant

To: Municipal Council Members of Drummondville, Quebec

(Sign below or send a message by email here: http://is.gd/eVEq3M)

We, the undersigned, stand in solidarity with front yard gardeners Josée Landry and Michel Beauchamp and call upon you to reverse your decision ordering them to remove their gardens by September 1st or face legal consequences....See More

Thanks for signing the petition.

Can you help Stop the War on Front Yard Vegetable Gardens - Arrêtez la Guerre contre les Potagers sur les Cours Avant reach its goal of 25,000 signatures ?

Invite Friends
For more info about Kitchen Gardeners International, the petition sponsor, please see http://kgi.org/ or join our mailing list here http://eepurl.com/lh4ub

For more info about Josée's and Michel's garden, please see: http://www.lepotagerurbain.com/

Background:

Earlier this year, Josée Landry and Michel Beauchamp of Drummondville, Quebec planted the front yard of the future: a gorgeous and meticulously-maintained edible landscape full of healthy fruits and vegetables. Now they're being ordered by town officials to remove most of their gardens (town code states that a vegetable garden can't occupy more than 30% of the area of a front yard) by September 1st to make their yard conform with newly harmonized town code. Front yard kitchen gardens are not the problem; they're part of the solution to healthier and more sustainable communities. Thanks for helping us to defend them.


If you want to write to council members directly, you can do using the French language petition text above and these addresses:

Francine Ruest Jutras: mairie@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Mario Jacques: mjacques@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Roberto Léveillée: rleveillee@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Jocelyn Gagné: jgagne@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Isabelle Marquis: imarquis@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
John Husk: jhusk@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Marie-Eve Le Gendre: melegendre@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Alain Martel: amartel@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Yves Grondin: ygrondin@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Annick Bellavance: abellavance@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Vincent Chouinard: vchouinard@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Philippe Mercure: pmercure@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Pierre Levasseur: plevasseur@ville.drummondville.qc.ca

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Plus tôt cette année, Josée Landry et Michel Beauchamp, de Drummondville au Québec, ont aménagé la cour avant du futur: un aménagement comestible magnifique et méticuleusement entretenu, plein de fruits et légumes sains. Aujourd'hui, des fonctionnaires de la ville leur ordonnent d'enlever une bonne partie de leur potager, d'ici le 1er Septembre afin que leur terrain soit conforme aux règlements municipaux. De plus, la ville, avec son nouveau règlement harmonisé, veut dorénavant tout simplement interdire les potagers sur les cours avant et les cours avant secondaires.

Pour plus d'infos sur Kitchen Gardeners International (Potagers sans Frontières), le promoteur de cette pétition, voir http://kgi.org ou se joindre à notre liste de diffusion ici http://eepurl.com/lh4ub

Pour plus d'informations sur le potager de Josée et Michel, voir: http://www.lepotagerurbain.com/

Si vous voulez écrire aux membres du conseil directement, vous pouvez le faire ici:

Francine Ruest Jutras: mairie@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Mario Jacques: mjacques@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Roberto Léveillée: rleveillee@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Jocelyn Gagné: jgagne@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Isabelle Marquis: imarquis@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
John Husk: jhusk@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Marie-Eve Le Gendre: melegendre@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Alain Martel: amartel@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Yves Grondin: ygrondin@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Annick Bellavance: abellavance@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Vincent Chouinard: vchouinard@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Philippe Mercure: pmercure@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
Pierre Levasseur: plevasseur@ville.drummondville.qc.ca
  1. August 3 at 8:18am

    Update #6

    Dear Garden Advocate,

    We just went over 17,000 signatures on our front yard garden petition on our way to 20,000 by next week. While we're waiting for the local authorities to react, we have another garden mission for you if you choose to accept it: vote our entry in the Do Good Outdoors contest into 1st place here: http://outdoors.maker.good.is/projects/sow-it-forward

    There are less than 3 hours left to vote and we're currently in 3rd place out of 115 entries with just a handful of votes...See More
  2. July 26 at 8:38am

    Update #5

    Thanks, again, to all who signed our petition. We're now in a holding pattern until August 13th when a review committee meets to discuss the specifics of Josée's and Michel's case. I'll keep you updated on that. In the meanwhile, you can help the garden cause in another way. KGI, the petition sponsor, is currently in 3rd place out of 115 nonprofits in a contest. If we can move into 1st, we'll win a $5000 grant which we'll use to help schools and communities grow new gardens.

    If you have a...See More
  3. July 23 at 6:43pm

    Update #4

    Dear Kitchen Garden Supporters,

    Here's a breaking update on Canada's most famous front yard garden. Multiple media sources (see links below) are reporting that Josée and Michel have been given a stay until September 1st which will allow them to harvest most of their produce and allow town officials to review the case in greater detail. So we've won the immediate battle and have until September 1st to organize and win the war!

    Thanks to all who signed our petition and/or sent emails to...See More
  4. July 23 at 7:38am

    Update #3

    Our campaign is currently featured on the homepage of the Huffington Post. Here's the link:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/20/illegal-kitchen-garden_n_1687558.html

    Keep the good things coming: we're going to win this!
  5. July 20 at 5:10pm

    Update #2

    You good people are getting it done. Thanks so much. At this pace, we'll be over 5000 before we know it. Onwards!
  6. July 19 at 5:25am

    Update #1

    Wow: over 850 signatures in less than a day! Great work, everyone. We should be able to reach the 1000 mark today. For those concerned about installing the Causes app, I can tell you that it's no more intrusive than facebook itself, for what it's worth. If you don't want to install it, you can still help the cause by sharing the link and sending the council members an email.

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